His musical, "Bombay Dreams," was performed at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, England with Raza Jaffrey, Preeya Kalidas, Ayesha Dharker, Raj Ghatak, Shelley King, Raad Rawi, Dalip Tahil, and Ramon Tikaram in the cast. Steven Pimlott was director.
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I wasn't too happy with the I-don't-want-to-listen-to-it attitude of our youngsters towards film music. Why can't we get our guys to listen to our own music rather than to Michael Jackson
? I didn't want us to lose the market to the West. The music had to be cool and rooted, and yet had to branch out. It was like the wild imagination of a child... but it worked... it did travel beyond Madras and ...
He was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier
Theatre Award (The Hilton Award) for Best New Musical of 2002, "Bombay Dreams", performed at the Apollo Theatre, West End, London, and on Broadway in New York City.